"Familiarity blindness is a malady that infects us all. We become so familiar with something that we no longer see it."
"It doesn’t just happen to senior pastors of big churches. Whether you’re at a church of 20 or 20,000, you could be next."
"These data confirm that there has never been a more opportune time to connect with the lost and unchurched."
"No wonder this world is often turned off by followers of Jesus. Lord, keep us from becoming Pharisees."
"If we desire personal growth, we have to get around people who are or have already been where we wish to go."
"It’s easy to get so busy that you don’t take the time to evaluate your ministry. But evaluation is how you get better."
"The apostle Paul said, 'I wish that all would be like me—single—so that they could devote themselves to ministry.'"
"Most people in the church have been hurt by the church at some point in their lives."
"Bigger is not better. Newer is not cooler. God has you at your church at this time for a reason. Find joy in that reality."
"Jesus demonstrated this on the cross. Redemption was ever so costly—and so is kingdom-oriented leadership."